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intonate

[ in-toh-neyt, -tuh- ]
/ 藞瑟n to蕣藢ne瑟t, -t蓹- /
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verb (used with object), in路to路nat路ed, in路to路nat路ing.
to utter with a particular tone or modulation of voice.
to intone; chant.
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Origin of intonate

1785鈥95; <Medieval Latin inton膩tus, past participle of inton膩re to intone. See -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for intonate

intonate
/ (藞瑟nt蓹蕣藢ne瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to pronounce or articulate (continuous connected speech) with a characteristic rise and fall of the voice
a less common word for intone
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